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Mike Connell

And this is a far more deep thing that we realise but God will help us get out of it, get us into the prophetic flow. Isn't that going to be good? Okay, so when you respond to the pictures by embracing them and speaking them, you're on the way to fulfilling them. Okay, let's go and have a look and finish one last scripture there in Genesis 3. We'll look at the very first place that imaginations really got going and [laughs] the consequences were horrendous. Genesis 3, now the serpent was very cunning, more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he came to the woman and he said oh really, oh really, okay, has God indeed said you shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said well we can eat the fruit of the trees of the garden, but the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden God said do not eat it. Don't touch it lest you die. And the serpent said to the woman you won't die, you won't die.

So you have to understand that vain imaginations will always oppose the word of God, so if you know what God says you can recognise a vain imagination. If you don't know what God says about you, you won't even recognise a vain imagination. [See for example 00.36.55] one of the problems that people have, most common problem is rejection. We feel unaccepted, but here's the truth. The truth you have been made accepted by God, you do not need the acceptance of people. That's the truth, but you see the problem is that truth is not very alive in people's mind but the pictures and images of pain and believes of rejection are, so when situations happen in life we operate out of the imagination of rejection instead of the prophetic impartation that we're accepted. We live out of the dream, the imagination, the thing that's got a hold of us on the inside. Isn't that true? Okay, now have a look how the devil got to Eve. The first thing he did was he said well God - that's not true, you won't die. He denied the consequence of walking a way different to God's way.

God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you'll be like God, knowing good and evil. So when the woman saw the tree was good for food and was looking good to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took its fruit and ate. Now here it is. Notice this. The first thing is she got a word and a picture. Here's the picture: you'll be great. Great, that sounds good. Oh, you'll be like God. Whoa! Wow! Wow, so she starts - now notice he's put the picture in her mind. Now there's no problem with having an imagination come into your mind; it's whether you entertain it. You can reject it when it comes into your mind, or you can entertain it. To entertain it means you begin to ponder it; hm, wow, being like God, wow, that trip man, it's looking good. That fruit is looking good! I want - and she ate. That's the pattern, and that's how the devil still works. He still works the same way. He puts a picture in your mind contrary to what God says is true, contrary to what is true, and if you start to ponder on it you start to eat it.

Once you've eaten it you conceive whatever it's got, you'll conceive it in your heart and then it'll become your future. Now here's the worst thing. The worst thing is this, that when you've done that you'll then tell someone else your imagination. See Eve, she said she gave it to Adam and he ate. Well it's more than gave it; she talked to him: Wow, look at this! Wow, we've got this! Well if you eat this it's going to be really good! Can this make us get ahead! Oh really? Yeah, wow, okay. Now that's how relationships get defiled. One person gets an imagination or perception about someone else, they begin to feast on it, feed on it and meditate on it. They become convinced that person's this, this and this. They then enter into it. Now they've judged the person. They go to someone else and they talk to them and they begin to split up relationships. That's how your life goes off track.